The Beach Boys Cover Database

An attempt to collect together all the covers of Beach Boys songs in one place.

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Bruce Johnston

After playing in a few different bands (including The Gamblers and The Renegades), Bruce became a producer at Del-Fi Records. There he started working with Terry Melcher, with whom they produced bands such as The Rip Chords. He joined The Beach Boys in 1965.

Bruce embarked on a solo career in 1972, during which time he wrote the Grammy award winning song "I Write The Songs". He then returned to The Beach Boys in 1978.

Also see: The Beach Boys, The Hot Doggers, The Rip Chords, The Catalinas, Bruce & Terry and California Music.

Song Album Year Listen Notes
"Deirdre"Going Public1977Youtube, SpotifyBruce adds a disco-beat.
"Disney Girls (1957)"
(as "Disney Girls")
Going Public1977Youtube, SpotifyJust Bruce and a piano. A (better) live version is on Youtube.